Our Hard Materials course at level 3 are University and Trade focused, Good literacy skills are required to present research in the form of a 1000 + word report. 14 credits are offered over a period of three school terms. Students must also produce a prototype in the workshop for a client.
Design and make a prototype for a client. The client has ideas around his preferred materials, joining processes and themed design. However it is up to you to make sure the client makes informed choices before the prototype is developed. This stakeholder feedback is required all through the manufacturing process. It may be possible to do testing and trialling first to ensure specifications are met. Justify any decisions made throughout the process to ensure fitness for purpose in the broadest sense.